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Riverfront Beauty! Location Perfection! Walk to Downtown, Drake Park, Old Mill

Bedrooms 2
Space 872 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms and sofa sleeper, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)Call 541 389-2896 msg.

On the Deschutes River in the heart of Bend, this cozy cottage on a quiet street will give you the vacation experience you have been dreaming of. The setting is so relaxing you may not make it to all the outdoor recreation Central Oregon is famous for.

The small home features luxury linens, free wi-fi, full, efficient, well appointed kitchen, washer, dryer, outdoor deck and fenced yards, front and back.

New ice skating rink in winter just a ten minute walk upstream.

This charming home is walking distance to Bend's downtown through the lovely Drake Park that hugs the eastern bank of the Deschutes River.

Our cottage is just under 900 square feet, so it is the definition of cozy. We have tried to keep it homey and traditional with quality touches. A lovely gas fire heats the main living areas of this cottage. The bedrooms and bathroom have their own quiet wall heaters.

The high thread count linens of pure cotton; down, and down alternative pillows outfit the bedrooms. Down alternative duvets will keep you warm on chilly nights.

The cottage is also walking distance to the Old Mill District with it's recognizable shops, restaurants, and multi-cinemas. Bend's old historic buildings charm while hosting the many seasonal festivals and 'First Friday (of the month) Art Walks'.

For children: the new child friendlyamenities of Colombia Park is just a five minute walk up the quiet street and over the footbridge up-stream from the cottage. (No busy streets to cross!)

There is also Harmon park with it's huge grassy field and backstops, and the children's' play area with the 'teeny boat' , swings and play structure another 5 minute walk down stream across Galveston/Tumalo Bridge and up Harmon.

Walk to many of the micro-breweries Bend is also so famous for. Being on the west side, there are many small restaurants featuring delicious local food and produce.

For indoor entertainment, besides the local television stations, there are a variety of DVD's, videos and Netflix to chose from to watch on the 42 inch screen. We also have a selection of books and games (dominoes, checkers, Parcheesi, Scrabble, cards etc.

An AM/FM radio and Ipod doc is also available.

The West side of Bend is also very close to Century Drive, the road to Mt. Bachelor, home to winter recreation. Skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and skating as well as snow tubing available through the winter and usually until the end of May! Ice skating is also available just a few minutes walk up river at the new ice skating rink (winter only). Between the cottage and Century Drive are ski shops for all your recreational needs including rentals of skis, snowboards and snowshoes.

We have attended to all the details we have found so nice in vacation rentals we have enjoyed.

Many of our guests have told us they do not wish to give a review as not to 'spoil their special spot' or find their favorite vacation time has been taken. Also note that the winter rates are much lower and it is always a lovely view of the river and very cozy and warm with the radiant gas stove.

Come visit and enjoy as much of beautiful Central Oregon as you can. It's a recreational feast!

Keywords: Riverfront, bungalow, Quiet street, Quality furnishings, View, Cottage on the river. Cozy, 2 bedroom home.

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Old Bend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 872 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower with curtain. Basic, yet roomy for a small cottage bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), new leather Sleep Sofa queen size in living room/main room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is a highly desirable area for vacation rentals in Bend. The location is PERFECTION! Walk or ride bikes easily to all the major Bend attractions! Please contact owner directly for booking information; 541389-2896 please leave message. We may be able to give you last minute rates or longer term rates. Please call and leave a message about the dates you are wanting, number in your party etc. We will be happy to assist. (We accept personal checks, and now credit cards.) Many of our guests have told us they do not want to write a review to keep this spot to themselves. We understand their point of view. We want people to come and enjoy year 'round; not just for the summer as usually happens. So come and check out the winter here at the cottage too! The perfect location goes for accessibility to the mountain as well!


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Riverfront Beauty! Location Perfection! Walk to Downtown, Drake Park, Old Mill
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Cute house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The home was well-kept and extremely well-stocked with kitchenware, towels, linens, etc. lovely location right on the river. Warm inside with it being cold out. Would have been nice if there had been cable tv, and the “faux” entry off the bedroom was a bit odd, but otherwise, no complaints! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Bend. Thank you to the owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! We are sorry there was an expectation there was cable at the cottage. (The lack of cable was made clear in the listing. Our local provider was charging for services not directly ordered and was recently cancelled.) Perhaps communication was not the best as the person booking was not the guests staying. (We did ask if there were "any questions or concerns" and if there was "anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable". We would have gladly hooked up cable ahead of time had we been asked.) The cottage does have a VCR, DVD, player and in house library of movies (as well as having a local Blockbuster) Roku for Netflix and the 8 or 9 local over the air channels. Again, we apologize for not having the entertainment expected. The concern with the 'faux' old front door is a remodeling 'leftover' as the entrance was changed to the side of the cottage by the driveway entrance. For design purposes we wanted to take advantage of the wonderful view of the river from the living room (that used to be a bedroom). The funky unheated room off the north bedroom (that was the old living room) is the old enclosed front porch and the door is constantly locked. Thank you for the feedback and we will take steps to disguise it as a legitimate entrance. Apologies for any confusion. We hope you will visit again.
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Great Location, Lovely Property, Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been better. The home's location was perfect. Beautiful view of the river and within easy walking distance to downtown.

Despite being so close to everything, it was very quiet other than during rush hour on the river, and those sounds were relaxing and fun.

We've stayed at many places in Bend and this was my favorite.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, Thanks so much! We can ask no higher praise. We agree and love it so much too!
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San Diego, CA

Best Choice for our Family's Snow Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this riverfront gem for our family trip, including my husband, daughter (6yo), and mother-in-law on our visit to Bend (from so-cal). The adults used the bedrooms and my daughter used the fold-out futon bed in the living room. Our favorite thing about the home was the nice mix of older home (early-mid 1900s?) and modern appliances. The snowy river was visible from the living room glass door and kitchen windows. Immediately upon arrival we cracked open our beers and headed out to the backyard to make a snowmen and igloo with the provided shovel. The TV had CD & DVD player and all kinds of access, we watched three of the movies that they provided for guests. The bathroom had a powerful heater and fan system which meant that we were always comfortably warm after showers. Stop by the house before you head to the grocery store, they keep the kitchen stocked with condiments. Surprisingly to us, we ended up making our own meals at home because we were so content at the house. A tip for snow travelers: If Mt. Bachelor is too busy...go to Hoodoo instead (arrive by 8am). For New Year's Eve, we went to The Pavillian ice skating rink which is less than a mile away. Friendly owners and easy communication. Accurately described home, layout makes perfect sense, location is fantastically central in Bend.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Wow! We love this special place too! It's great to share it with you especially when you appreciate it so roundly and soundly. Please come again!
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San Carlos

Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home right on the river and perfectly situated between the Bend's Old Mill District and Downtown. Only advice to owners would be to trim some of the trees along the river to expand the view. All in all, amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fine review. We have kept the trees full for privacy and shade. Because your stay was during some cooler weather there were very few 'floaters' on the river. The popularity of floating the river can be overwhelming for the peace of the location and the trees give some privacy. Neighbors across the river facing west, are screened by the trees too and they also provide much needed shade during the hot days of summer at sunset. We do appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again.
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New Year in Bend

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, owners, and house. The house is well-appointed and everything works well. The heater works great, which was nice since it never got above about 25 the whole time we stayed. Beds are comfy. What a great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California

Great location and lovely property. Look no further!

  • 5 of 5

Prime location close to all of the action, but the house is on a nice, quiet street. The owners are very helpful and welcoming, and they maintain a quality property. The house is clean, warm, and inviting. The floor plan is user-frendly. The kitchen is well stocked and with ample space to make meals. The driveway accommodates more than one vehicle.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lorlee and Thomas Ackerman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Lorlee and Thomas Ackerman

We have lived in Bend since 1989.

After we bought the house in 1999 we spent time and spare change remodeling it to face the river and update the plumbing and electrical systems. Our family of 4 then moved in for several years so we could remodel our dream home. We loved this peaceful place and know you will too.

Lorlee and Thomas Ackerman purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Lorlee and Thomas Ackerman chose Old Bend

We moved to Bend because we love to ski and all the recreational activities Central Oregon offers. We bought this home because of it's location directly on the river, and it's old trees and natural beauty.

What makes this cottage unique


This cottage has everything! In the heart of Bend, on the river, yet on a quiet street! A sweet little yard, dock and outdoor fireplace to complete it!

You can walk to the best Shopping, Dining, Breweries and parks. The kitchen is very well equipped. The linens on the beds are high thread count cotton. We offer down and down alternative pillows and quilts. There are books, games, videos and DVDs and an i-pod dock/radio if you want to stay indoors. It is just so relaxing to sit and watch the river go by.


Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Very near many Craft Breweries
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 97
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Bachelor
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
you are staying on the beach-made of grass!
Car: not necessary


In the very heart of Bend yet on a quiet street; a claim not all vacation rentals can make!

Walking distance to Downtown as well as the Old Mill district including the Les Schwab Ampitheater. Easy walk to the new Ice skating rink and 'standing wave' in the river too! Many cute, child friendly parks for families just minutes by foot away!

Bend is home to two fabulous grocery stores: Newport Market and Market of choice. Both walking distance (within 15 minutes) and with unbelievable selection.

Assuming you are familiar with our towns reputation for recreational offerings, our cottage is within easy access of it all.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning minimum $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.4%

Rates are based on 4 guests. Any more than 4 people-up to 6 maximum will be billed $25. per person, per night.
Check in time is 4:00; check out is 12 noon. Payment must be received within 7 days of intent to book to confirm booking. Last minute bookings may also be made. PLEASE, Call owners 541 389-2896.
For stays of more than 3 weeks we require housekeeping/cleaning (sheets and towels cleaned, floors cleaned) at least every 2 weeks.
Excessive cleaning and/or parties of more than 4 will incur extra fees. This includes excessive use of towels as they are time and energy consuming to launder. Linens and towels are to be used inside premises only, and only for intended use. If you are attending a concert at the Les Schwab Ampatheater please do not take any bed blankets, towels, coverlets or linens from the cottage (Lawn blankets are provided in living room dresser; conforming low lawn chairs are accepted by the amphitheater).
Stays longer than 30 days do not pay the 11.4% tax.
The river can be very dangerous for children as it is cold and faster than it may appear. Be mindful of children!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.